the vulture tv podcast

Saturday Night Live’s Chris Kelly on Getting Promoted to Co-Head Writer

When Chris Kelly sat down to be interviewed for the Vulture TV Podcast, he was having quite a week. Aside from being promoted to co-head writer at Saturday Night Live after being at the show for four seasons, Kelly’s first feature film, the semiautobiographial Other People, came out this past weekend. It was also his birthday! Kelly talked to Jen Chaney and Jesse David Fox about transcribing SNL sketches as a kid for no reason, the difference between live sketches and pretaped, how every character is going to be gay this season, and the surprisingly touching story surrounding his use of Train’s “Drops of Jupiter” in the film. Listen to the conversation below:

Tune in to the Vulture TV Podcast, produced by the Slate Group’s Panoply, every Tuesday, on iTunes or SoundCloud. And please send us your burning TV questions! Tweet us @Vulture, email, or leave us a voice-mail at 646-504-7673.

SNL’s Chris Kelly on Being Head Writer